Team Staff Profile - Lou Biancaniello
(M1) Washington & Jefferson College
HEAD COACH: LOU BIANCANIELLO
W&J is proud to announce Lou Biancaniello as the new Head Coach for Men’s Club Ice Hockey.
"I am very humbled and excited for the opportunity I have been given to be the next head coach of the Washington and Jefferson Presidents ice hockey team. I feel that this is one of the most prestigious programs in the area and I am proud to be a part of the tradition that has been established already, and continuing that success over the seasons to come. I am looking forward to bringing an up-tempo and exciting brand of hockey to both the players and fans, and am committed to building a championship caliber program." - Biancaniello
Coach Biancaniello is USA Hockey Certified Master level (5) Coach and has over 20 years of ice hockey experience as a player, referee and coach. He is a veteran coach with over 13 years experience at the High School and Midget level. He has coached with esteemed programs including Penn Hills, Gateway, Upper St Clair, and most recently has helmed the resurgence at Chartiers Valley. Prior to his arrival, the team had a record of 3-18. During his tenure with Chartier Valley, the team has made their first AA playoff appearance and went on to the Penguins Cup Semi-Finals.
Biancaniello has also coached at the Midget Minor and Major levels, most recently working with the Phantom Fireworks (now SHAHA Panthers) AAA Split Season team. Besides his high school and travel experience, Biancaniello has been a Gold Medal winning coach at the Keystone State Games and has coached with Team Pittsburgh as either a head or assistant coach each of the last 3 seasons.